Thursday, March 22, 2012

Roasted mushrooms with mustard cream sauce

I may or may not have said it before, but what in the hell was I thinking, hating mushrooms?

Lost my goddamn mind.

Recently I had a burger with grilled portobellas as the "meat" and I just about cried eating it, they were so good. Slightly overcooked and charred on the edges, which made them chewy and delightful and packed with flavour. Oh my.

I like making big fat roasted mushrooms to have with the sauces I used to love with steaks. Why be sad and mourn the sauce (which, let's face it, I thought was the best part anyway), when I could still have them, only with something else?

My favourite is a quick, home-made diane sauce that I think breaks every rule in the book, but oh my lord it is delicious. Much like this mustardy one even though it didn't have any brandy or anything that probably would have launched it into the stratosphere of deliciousness.

Don't ask me what I'll eat with mushroom sauce. I'm still thinking. Schnitzel, maybe?

I was absolutely starving the other day and kept seeing recipes for mushroom risotto, and mushroom soup and mushroom gorgeousness in a thousand other forms, so I went home and threw this lot into the oven. You're going to need 2-3 per person. We served it with mashed potato and a sauteed mix of spinach, broccoli and garlic.

Sauce serves 4.

1 clove garlic, minced
1-2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard
150 ml cream
salt and white pepper


1. Gently saute the garlic and mustard in a little butter in a frying pan.

2. Add cream and turn up the heat. Allow to boil, reduce and thicken for a little while until your desired consistency.

3. Season to taste.

4. Cry. It's ok. I understand, it's really, really good.


  1. I hate mushrooms. Always have. But lately, Ive been looking at them and wondering... Maybe Ill give them a try again

  2. I love a big roasted or grilled portobella! You're so right about the sauces - that's what I really used to crave when I first gave up meat. It's all about finding the right vehicle for the sauce!

  3. I love a big roasted or grilled portobella! You're so right about the
    sauces - that's what I really used to crave when I first gave up meat.
    It's all about finding the right vehicle for the sauce! 

  4. So glad you've come around to mushrooms. They are such an excellent substitute for meat. Try a mushroom stroganoff... you won't miss the meat at all. Share this on foodie friday linky this week.

  5. This look delicious! I love mushrooms. I'll have to try this sauce...maybe with almond milk in place of the cream. Either way, thanks for the recipe, I can't wait to try it! :)

  6. DO IT!!!! Roast them. With garlic. I promise it will be good xx

  7. I've been known to eat it on bread... but this is way nicer! Long live good sauces.

  8. Oh my gosh, I make a mean mushroom stroganoff. But I have to have it with mashed potato. I blame my uncle, he used to eat grey slop on toast and tell me it tasted like smarties. I was terrified! So glad I evolved :)

  9. I love when people make my recipes in their own way. Go you!

  10. I don't like you anymore. Now i feel like mushrooms at 10am!!

  11. This sounds delish!  Mushrooms are my absolute fav.  Last year I bought some mushroom compost for the garden off a local farmer and ended up with over 20 kilos of mushrooms.  I made everything mushroom - marinated them, cream of mushroom soup, on toast for brekkie yummo heavenly.  

  12. Oh it's ridiculous. I bought more this week for dinner.

  13. Ohh I need to do that! We bought mushroom compost, but put it in our veggie garden instead. marinated mushrooms are the best! Tonight I'm having them baked with eggplant and balsamic. Droooool :)

  14. Mushroom EnthusiastMarch 28, 2012 at 11:33 AM

    Always love your mushroom suggestions. The bride has already put up for hand for this one - and she trusts me to cook it up because it is so simple and delicious.

  15. Haha I had them again last night!